Inserting a photo in a stream of photos

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Hi, I am trying to insert a photo into a stream of photos, but every time I do this, a new track gets created above Track 3, which is my current highest track. How do I insert a new picture in Track 3, and not above Track 3 in a new Track 4? Attached is a screenshot.
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I have the same issue!  The only way I have been able to insert something is to make room. Here is what I do.
  • In the Edit menu there is an option to select everything from one point to the right.
  • Drag everything over to the right the more than what you need,
  • Drop selection set.
  • Insert the item in the open space on the track.
  • Reselect everything from the gap to the right and drag to the insert of the item.
Seems to me that they should do this with a drag function and move everything over for you but I don't see that. I have tried to place the item in the above track aligned with the left and move the items to the right the width of the item to insert but have had problems with either not enough room or to much so the above sequence it what I use.

I do movies of stills all the time and need to make final edits so I feel your pain.  One other tip is doing transitions you can insert several transitions if you have selected all the images first then just drag a transition on to the time line and everything will have a transition. This is nice!

Hope this helps,
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Click the clip to the right of where you want to insert, press and hold the Shift key as you drag to make room?
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Hi, you could also use the ‘insert time’ function. Position the play head on the timeline where you want the new image to be, right click, select insert time, input duration of the space you want to create. It will move everything on unlocked tracks to the right making space for your new image which you can drag and drop into place.
Hope this helps,
Jayne @Raiveon
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If only "buying time" were that easy!
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Other video editors (like the good old windows movie maker) made this soooo much easier... just drag and drop, and it shifted everything for you.  Seems like that would be a very useful feature to add!
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@kevin, you and I have different styles. I can't imagine using a product that adjusts any aspect of a clip: start, end, duration, or any other relationship. When you have hundreds of clips on 12 carefully synchronized tracks, any "automatic" change on one track is a disaster.